Mock Canned Pineapple Chunk or Crushed (Water Bath)

READY IN: 1hr 5mins


  • 10
    cups zucchini (shredded or cubed peeled, seeds removed)
  • 46
    ounces canned unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 12
    cups bottled lemon juice, necessary for safe canning
  • 3
    cups sugar
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • yellow food coloring, for eye appeal
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon coconut, extract to taste (for a pina colada effect) (optional)
  • 12
    cup coconut rum (optional) or 1/2 cup pineapple rum (optional)


  • Cube zucchini for chunk or shred for crushed pineapple. The shredded with fill less jars then chunk.
  • Place the shredded zucchini in a strainer for 15 minutes. Squeeze out excess water.
  • Or place the cubed zucchini in a strainer and lightly salt, toss and let sit 20 minutes. Then rinse and drain weel twice. Dry with papare towels.
  • While the zucchini is draining place juices, sugar, salt, and food coloring in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  • Add shredded zucchini to pot and bring back to a boil for 25 minutes. cubed zucchini for 40.
  • Then add extract and rum if using cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Fill hot sterilized jars with hot mixture and cooking liquid, leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  • Remove air bubbles.
  • Wipe jar rims.
  • Adjust lids.
  • Process in a boiling water bath.
  • Half-pints or pints for 15 minutes.
  • You should get 16 jars shredded with this recipe or 10 jar cubed.
  • With the cubed you`ll have extra syrup left, do save it for making mixed drinks.